Financial Aid Basics

University of Virginia students who receive financial aid and who wish to be considered for all forms of need-based financial aid must reapply each year by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/Profile, located at the College Board website. Both applications must be completed by March 1 each year for the student to receive full consideration of all available forms of financial aid.  In addition to completing a FAFSA and the Profile each year, students must meet enrollment and satisfactory academic progress standards.

If you only want to be considered for Federal financial aid (Direct Loans--including Parent PLUS Loans--and Pell Grant), you need to complete only the FAFSA.